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2020

April

Zoomed Out: Is This Really Online Education?
Focus > Time
3 Ways to Connect With Your Online Students

March

Quarantine Music and Podcasts
Saving the New York Times Newspaper Front Page to Day One

January

Fix: Syncing Shared Google Calendars on iOS

2019

December

Helpful Resources for the Beginner Photographer

November

Thoughts on the AirPods Pro

September

The Best Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard: Keychron K2 Review

June

Using Feedbin to Receive Newsletters in My RSS Reader
Switching from Overcast to Castro

May

Social Media, Kids, and Constant Outrage

April

Appearance on Learn OmniFocus

March

Quickly Enable Do Not Disturb on the MacOS
Tags vs. Projects in OmniFocus

February

Dictation on iOS
Shortcut Monday: Day One Shortcuts on iOS

January

Changes and Improvements for Teaching Greek this Semester
Shortcut Monday: Daily Journal Prompts in Day One Tracked with Streaks
iPad Home Screen
iOS Screen Recording and Sharing on YouTube
Shortcut Monday: Getting a List Dates in the Future
Podcast Episode Recommendation: Focused 64: The Power of Habits
Siri Shortcut: Send Discourse Forum Posts to OmniFocus
iOS Tip - Quickly Share Screenshots
Brydge Keyboard Pre-Orders for the New iPad Pro are Open
Shortcut Monday: Using Drafts and Siri Shortcuts to Send an Email
Date and Time Formatting in Siri Shortcuts
Quotes: Clarity in Leadership and Your Message

2018

December

Shortcut Monday: Text Multiple People at Once
Study and Focus Music: Chris Potter Playlist
Scheduled Shortcuts and Location Triggers
Quickly Go Back to the Home Screen in OmniFocus For iOS
My Favorite Photo Editing App: Darkroom (now on iPad)
Shortcut Monday: Dictate a Daily Reflection to Day One

November

Recommended Coffee Shops in Denver
Initial Thoughts on the New 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Apple Pencil 2.0, and Smart Keyboard Folio

June

Built in Thesaurus Coming in iOS 12

April

Help Fund Our Adoption by Donating to Our $5,000 Matching Grant
Highly Focused People
iOS Tip: Open Safari Link in a New Tab with Two Finger Tap
10 Ways Canvas Makes Your Life Easier
The Environment
∞ Character Matters
What Lies are You Believing that Are Stopping You From Making Lasting Change in Your Life?

February

Grit and Deliberate Practice When Learning Greek (or any other language)
Greek Flashcards for Terms Occurring 10-50x
Switching from Squarespace to Wordpress

January

People Value Clarity Over Accessibility

2017

November

Keeping Twitter a Happy Place
Cellular iPad
Don't Let Email Control You
10 Thoughts on iPhone X

July

Review of the Lofree Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard
∞ Read the right book today then it could change your life forever
Counting Steps on the Apple Watch with Pedometer++

June

Forget the iPad. The iPhone as a “Laptop Replacement”
Switching to the Native Twitter App
Scanning Documents in iOS 11 with Notes and Augmented Reality
∞ Kickstarter: The Panobook from Studio Neat
∞ Slamming into Walls
Can the iPad Replace Your Laptop?
∞ Amazon and Whole Foods
Saturday Recommendation: Overcast: Podcast Player
∞ How to Write a Good Review of a Product
Does the 9.7” Smart Keyboard Fit the 10.5” iPad Pro?
Recommended Coffee Shops by City
∞ Making Use of the First 5 Minutes of Class
∞ Keeping Track of Books You’ve Read
10.5” is the Ideal Size for the iPad Pro
∞ Two Persistent Myths in Teaching and Learning
Rules for Brainstorming
∞ On Getting the Most Out of Your Work Day
Charging the Apple Pencil: Failed Design or Genius?
Does the Apple Smart Keyboard fit in the Apple Leather Sleeve for the 10.5” iPad Pro?
Saturday Recommendation: Deep Work by Cal Newport
Review of the 10.5” Apple Smart Keyboard
Review of the Apple Leather Sleeve for 10.5\" iPad Pro
Initial Thoughts on the New 10.5\" iPad Pro
Review of the Logitech \"Slim\" Combo for 10.5\" iPad Pro
CanvasCon 2017 in Indianapolis
Saturday Recommendation: Coffee Shops in Phoenix
New iOS 11 Features That I'm Looking Forward To
Eating Habits, Fitness, 100 lbs Down, and the Apple Watch
Deliberate Practice
**SOLD** iPad Pro 12.9\" (128GB) + Smart Keyboard - $600
iOS 11 Wishlist Follow-up
iOS 11 Wishlist for Apple's WWDC Keynote
Saturday Recommendation: AeroPress
Following Your Passion
Mac Tip: Pasting as Plain Text and Using a Free Clipboard Manager

May

3 Simple First Steps for Overhauling Your Productivity System
Sharing Items on the Amazon App
Writing 30 Minutes a Day
Saturday Recommendation: Seth Godin's Blog
Book Review: Do More Better by Tim Challies
My Friday Review for a Better Monday
Setting Aside Time to Prepare for Meetings
Eliminating Distractions and Boosting Focus with Noizio
Reflections from Good Boss, Bad Boss
Slowing Down and Being Known
Saturday Recommendation: Cortex
RSS, Twitter, and Newsletters OH MY
Taking Better Photos on Your iPhone
Working Together: The Analyst & The Creative
Brief Introduction to Markdown and Why I Use it For Notes and Other Writing
Easily Copy Text from a Book with the Prizmo Go App
Not Forgetting
Searching Photos on Your iPhone
The Allure of Email
The Price of Notifications
200 Days of 10,000 Steps
Focus is Hard Work
You Only Have Today: Writing as Thinking
The Safety of Writer's Block
The Enneagram and Writer's Block
Blogging Woes

April

AirPods

2016

August

Thoughts on Research and Note Taking After O'Brien and Eerdmans

July

Pre-order @DrJTPennington's new book on the Sermon on the Mount

June

Thoughts on the recent Evernote Plan and Pricing Changes
Jeremy Begbie, The Trinity, and Music
Twitter and the Trinity
May 2016 Biblical Studies Carnival: School's Out Edition

May

Two Helpful Biblical Greek Sites

April

Henri De Lubac on the Chasm Between Current and Patristic Thought

March

The Need and Help Beatitudes
Why the Lack of the Institution of the Eucharist in John (Bauckham)?

February

Richard Bauckham on Participation in Christ from John 6
Dunn on Pitting the Imminent and Future Kingdom of God Against Each Other
Karl Barth on The Lens To Which We Read Holy Scripture
Abridged Reading Guide for John Barclay's Paul and the Gift

January

Link Post: The Past, the Present, and the Possibilities in Online Theological Education by @DrTimothyPJones

2015

December

SBL Handbook Tip: Formatting Names of Publishers

November

A Narrative Reading of Apollos and Paul (Acts 18:24-28; 19:1-7)

October

QOTD: Acts for Christians Today
Theologians Reading the Gospels Audio/Video Links
Doug Moo Lectures on James
OLC 2015 Session Notes: Teaching With Your Hands Tied
Scripture and Hermeneutics/Doctrine Seminar Event Information
Speeches in Ancient History and Acts
Augustine: Allegory and the Good Samaritan

September

New Book Series: The Apostolic Fathers Greek Reader
Check out Abram K-J's Accordance Webinar
Soul Care and the Problem of Evil

August

C.S. Lewis's Experience of Learning Classical Greek
A Short Video on the Inventor of the Aeropress
Kevin Vanhoozer Lectures on the 5 Solas of the Reformation
Writing Tips from Dr. Brian Vickers
Upcoming Books of Note from Baker Academic
...His single matching our double
How You Can Avoid the \"Syllabus Lecture\" on the First Day of the Semester
QOTD: Augustine on Expounding the Scriptures
30 Tips for New Seminarians
∞ F.F. Bruce Audio Lectures

July

Help Support My Wife's Walk to End Alzheimer's

June

∞ Be Notified of the Book Release from the Linguistics and Greek Verb Conference
Check out @iDannyZacharias New Course on Reading for Information Extraction
Karl Barth and the Gospels: Conference Live Stream from Princeton Seminary
QOTD: Oral Tradition and the Telephone Game

May

Why Do We Need the Gospels?
Logos Bible Software Resources for Sale

April

Some Thoughts on the First Day of the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conferece
Creating Measurable Objectives
Creating Engaging Videos for Online Learning
6 Principles for Active Learning
On the Value of Mentors for Education
QOTD: Gregory of Nazianzus on the Evangelist's Audiences
Emoji

March

Quickly Paste Bible References Using Accordance or Logos Bible Software
∞ Allegory and Metaphor
A Briefer History of Time: How Technology Changes Us in Unexpected Ways
QOTD: Nonnus of Nisibis on John 6:58
Check out two recent interviews on the Gospel of Luke
Happy π Day!
Reception History and the Grateful Dead
Introducing Techademic
QOTD: Augustine on Writing

February

QOTD: Augustine on the Scriptures
Ryan Vasut on Using Evernote for Library Research
Researching in Community
Ulrich Luz on Matthew as Gospel

January

QOTD: Richard Hays on Interpretation
∞ Logos Perseus Lookup
Cleaning Up Your Research PDF Workflow
New User Guides for Drafts and Evernote
∞ What's Your Favorite Font
Reading the Bible in the 21st Century Conference (Louisville)
∞ An Argument for the Church Calendar
∞ Searchable SBL Abbreviations
∞ Book Notes on the Intellectual Life
Blogs to Check Out in 2015

2014

December

Thanks for Reading and Happy New Year
∞ Mike Aubrey Has Posted His Thesis On Academia.edu
Blog Highlight: German for Neutestamentler
iOS Workflow: Quickly Search BDAG Entries in Logos using Drafts
Extracting YouTube Videos to Watch/Listen to Offline
QOTD: William Tyndale on the Gospel
How to Write a Lot
Book Review: Stylish Academic Writing
Book Review: Reading Backwards by Richard Hays
How the Gospels Teach Us to Read the Old Testament (Hays)
In the Mail from @ivpacademic
Introducing The Center for Ancient Christian Studies

November

QOTD: Jerome on Studying and Teaching Holy Scripture
October 2014 Biblical Studies Carnival

October

An Interview With Steven Runge On His New Commentary On Romans (Pt. 2)
An interview with Steven Runge on his new commentary on Romans (Pt. 1)
Adding Email Messages to Evernote via EverMail
Announcement
QOTD: Vanhoozer on \"Meaning\"
What is the \"Rule of Faith\"?
The Viability of Augustine's Allegorical Interpretation of the Good Samaritan
Biblical Studies Carnival: October 2014 Submission Form

September

The Liturgy of the iPhone
Instructor vs. Learner Models of Teaching
Free \"Key Articles\" from the New Testament Studies Journal
∞ On Writing: Sometimes Less is More
Check out the SBTS Library and the Fall 2014 Workshops

August

Learning from John Calvin: Drinking Deeply from the Early Church
Thoughts and Notes on \"Calvin as Bible Interpreter\"

July

Vocabulary Helps (Greek, Latin, and Hebrew)
∞ On being \"productive\"
QOTD: John Milton on Ignatius
∞ Origen and Prayer by Rowan Williams
Capturing Ideas in Your Car and On The Go
Creating Engaging Presentations with David Sparks
QOTD: James K.A. Smith on Worldview Approaches
Richard Hays and the Canonical Matrix of the Gospel of John
∞ Origen of Alexandria: Exegetical works on Ezekiel. Sermons, scholia, fragments.
QOTD: Francis Watson on Gaining Canonical Status
Jonathan Pennington Paper on Human Flourishing (video)
New Page on the Site: Tech Articles
QOTD - Kümmel on the Reformation and Tradition
Latest RBL Reviews Related to NT Studies (2014-07-03)
∞ Getting Organized with Zotero – Ryan Vasut
∞ Translation Thoughts from Bryan Bibb
∞ Keep Your Greek with the Word List Tool and Flashcard App
QOTD: C.H. Dodd on the Ethical Teachings of Jesus
Book Review: Interpreting the General Epistles: An Exegetical Handbook (Kregel)
New: Linked Posts
∞ Free Book of the Month - July - Logos Bible Software
∞ Biblical Studies Carnival - June 2014 at the Reading Acts Blog
∞ Reading Primary Sources

June

New Website Design and Expanded Focus
∞ Listen to the Latest Episode of the Septuagint Sessions
∞ The Vanishing Jews of Antiquity – By Adele Reinhartz (MRB)
QOTD - John Webster's Definition of Theological Interpretation
Send Your Internet Tabs to Evernote with a Simple Keyboard Shortcut
Logos Free Book of the Month: Spirituality of the Psalms by Walter Brueggemann

May

Summer Reading List from the SBTS Library
C.F.D. Moule on F.F. Bruce
QOTD - Purpose of the University - James K.A. Smith
Martyrdom of Polycarp Reading Group
Free Access to the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception
Evernote for Academics Summary

April

QOTD: Ulrich Luz on Understanding Texts
In the mail: 1 Peter (EGGNT)
Reading the Themelios Journal in Logos Bible Software
Four Gospels One Resurrection: A Greek Reader of the Four Gospel Accounts of the Resurrection
A Good Friday Greek Reader: John 18-19
Maundy Thursday - A Reflection from Augustine
Overview and Conclusion: Runge on Contrastive Substitution and the Greek Verb (part 6 of 6)
Porter's Claims from Contrastive Substitution: Runge on Contrastive Substitution and the Greek Verb (Part 5 of 6)
Contrastive Substitution and the Nature of Tense: Runge on Contrastive Substitution and the Greek Verb (part 3 of 6)
Evernote for Academics: Guest Post - Madison Pierce on Using Evernote for Research and Writing
Methodology and Background: Runge on Contrastive Substitution and the Greek Verb (part 2 of 6)
Evernote for Academics: Day 06 - Research Workflows

March

Evernote for Academics: Day 05 - School
Evernote for Academics: Day 04 - Search
Evernote for Academic: Day 03 - Getting Your Stuff Into Evernote
Calvin's Interest in Chrysostom
Mike Licona on How We Got the New Testament
Evernote Quicktip: Changing Your \"Send To\" Email to Something Memorable
Evernote for Academics: Day 02 - Tagging vs. Notebooks
Evernote for Academics: Day 01 - Series Introduction
Logos Update for iOS 4.1.0
QOTD: Martin Luther on the Original Languages

February

Some Thoughts on the Love Passage in 1 Corinthians 13
Baseball and Church History
Create Your Own Actions in Launch Center Pro for Logos on iOS
Be More Productive on Logos for iOS with Launch Center Pro
QOTD: Paul in Real Life
Book Review: Dale Allison - James (ICC Series)
AT Robertson on the Genitive
QOTD: A Trinitarian Hermeneutic
Create a Form to Collect Submissions for the Carnival
My Response to T. Michael Law's Use of Endnotes in \"When God Spoke Greek\"
QOTD: Medicinal Doctrine - Kevin Vanhoozer
United in Christ: Augustine and the Tower of Babel
Productivity 101
Book Reviews to Note in the Latest RBL Pertaining to NT Studies
January 2014 Biblical Studies Carnival XCV

January

The Countdown is On…Get Your Links In!
QOTD: Uniting the Nations by the Humility of Christ - Augusti
Quick Tip: Copy PDF Pages to a New Document (screencast)
QOTD: Greek Has No Concern with German or English - AT Robertson
QOTD: The Adequacy of Language (Silva)
Richard Bauckham on Wholeness in James
Book Review: A Reader's Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers
Book Notice: The Greek Article by Ronald Peters
New Collaborative Blog \"Philomythois\"
How to use BDAG - Rodney Decker
Get Your Links In!

2013

December

David Nienhuis on Not Using Parallel Apostolic Fathers' Writings for the Dating of James
QOTD: Steve Runge on the Need for Preachers and Teachers to Learn the Original Languages
In The Mail: A Reader's Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers
Brief Book Review: How We Got the New Testament: Text, Transmission, and Translation
Daily Greek Reading Setup
Differentiating the Good Seed from the Rest in Matthew 13.38

November

Book Review: Origen and Scripture by Peter Martens
Don't Fall Asleep During the Sermon
Book Review: Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters
Rufinus on his Translation of Origen's Commentary on Romans

October

Amazon Kindle MatchBook Released Today
New to the SBLAAR App?
The Book of James Influence on Alcoholics Anonymous
Origen, Basil, and Reading Holy Scripture with a Veil
Logos Navigation Tips
The Musical Harmony of the Scriptures
The Role of Prayer in Origen's Exegetical Endeavors

September

Calvin on Love to the Unlovely
Origen Against the Literal Interpretation of the Heterodox
Origen the Philologist
Origen and His Rejection of Allegory

August

The Spiritual Sense(s) Today
Imitation, Origen, and Holy Scripture
Why was Mary betrothed?
Origen on the Four-Fold Gospel and other gospels
Book Review: James and Jude (Baker Academic)
Latin Quick Reference and Study Helps
School starts again…
Augustine and the Wisdom of God
Just for fun: Coffee Calvinism
Just in for review
Book Review: Jesus is the Christ by Michael Bird
NT Greek Resources Apps 50% Off
Greek Reading List
Book Review: Early Christian Thinkers edited by Paul Foster (IVP)
3 Quick Characteristics of Patristic Exegesis
Theophilus' Reflection on His Conversion

July

Marginalia Interview with Peter Martens
Book Review: James: A Handbook on the Greek New Testament
Seneca and Stating the Obvious
Why You Should Study the History of Interpretation
Review: Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern
John 2:10 - Drunk freely? Mistranslation?
Allison and the Adoration of the Magi
Thoughts on Chrysostom's First Sermon on Matthew
Accordance 10.2 Update
Book Review: James: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary by William Varner
How to Read Logos Books on your Kindle
Chrysostom and the reason for the four-fold Gospel

June

RSS Options after the shutdown of Google Reader
Early James Traditions
Jerome on the Catholic Epistles
A Canonical History of the New Testament Catholic Epistles Collection Pt. 1
Not by Paul Alone: The Formation of the Catholic Epistle Collection and the Christian Canon

May

Check out the SBTS Library
Parsing Guide for James
SBTS Didache Reading Group

April

Greek Syntax Searching in Accordance
Academic Workflow: Text Expander
Update to the Blog
\"Perfection\" in the Old Testament
Blogging Through James: James 1:12-15
Blogging Through James: James 1:9-11
Steven Runge Discourse Grammar Index
Blogging Throught James: James 1:5-8
Blogging through James: James 1:1-4
Ecclesia and Ethics Conference

March

Necessary Ending to the Gospel of Matthew
Read the Gospel Resurrection Narratives in Greek (with vocab)
The Resurrection is our Hope
Read John's Passion Narrative in Greek (with vocab)
The Struggle of Seminary and the Bible
\"Your faith has saved you\" in the Gospel of Luke
Maundy Thursday - A Reflection from St. Augustine
Is Wisdom Synonymous with the Holy Spirit in James?
Beale and the Latter-Day Justification
Interpreting Apocalyptic Symbolism in Matthew

February

Augustine on the Ability to Control the Tongue
The Word of Truth in James and Paul
Listening
An Analysis of Runge's Distinction between ἀλλά and εἰ μή in the Didache
Venerable Bede's use of Luke in James 1:9-11
Sanctity of Life in the Didache
Didache Reading Group and Vocab List

January

A Grammatical Note on the Structure of Mark's Prologue
My Upcoming Semester
Parallels Between Jonah, Peter, and Cornelius
A Typological Reading of Jonah in the Gospel of Matthew
How to use BDAG - Rodney Decker
A Shepherd and His Greek New Testament
Cyril of Jerusalem - The Exodus and Salvation
Sanctified Vision: Christ is the End of the Law and Prophets
Intertextuality and Lexical Priming

2012

December

James 1:26 - Teleios and the Tongue
Greek Vocabulary for James
History of Interpretation: Venantius Fortunatus on the Virgin Birth
ESV Greek-English Diglot Review
Reading the Church Fathers for the Scholar's Soul and for Equipping the Church
Markus Bockmuehl and Effective History
Purpose of the blog
James 1:4 - so that you may be perfect?
History of Interpretation: Aquinas on the star guiding the Magi
David Paul Parris - \"Reading the Bible with Giants\"

November

Chris Wright - \"The Mission of God's People\"